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Feb 25, 2013 10:30am PST
marshall foundation to go to europe and to meet with policymakers in brussels and other points in europe to share ideas that we had from the united states. and it was a remarkably fruitful exchange and i think many of us that went on that trip brought back ideas to the united states that we are trying to legislate here locally. i'm also excited to see all of you here in part because some of you know, i'm one member of the board that doesn't have a car, that rides my bicycle many days of the week -- [applause] >> and like all of you, i think we are remarkably excited about the fact that the bike plan is moving forward, the fact that today is the start of the trial on market street, the fact that we are really moving our city's biking agenda forward. and i think with those of our friends from europe, we all want to take this to the next level and figure out what are the best ideas that we can adopt from the great cities around the world. we know that in recent years, i think san francisco with the help of our community advocates from the bike coalition and other advocates were reall
Feb 25, 2013 2:30pm PST
coming from brussels and berlin. he's a very popular man, but he is no politician. he says he does not want to go to parliament, just to protest. >> the other big issue is sylvia burlesconi picking up a lot of support in recent weeks. what should we take away from that box >> burlesconi is also a winner in this election. in only four weeks, he double its share in the popular vote. a spokesman of his party says he is back. burlesconi is back in the ring and this will not be the last election burlesconi is there, but he will now run for office. he is still pulling the strings behind the scenes. >> dan, thank you for the report. >> from rahm out of brussels where nina has more on what all this means for europe. there has been a lot of concern about the vote in italy and what it means for the eu debt crisis. what does brussels make of the vote so far? is austerity out? >> there are no official comment yet, but you can rest assured that everyone is watching very closely. brussels has been very concerned and worried about the potential return to power of silvio burlesconi. they have been wor
Feb 8, 2013 6:30pm PST
leaders meeting in brussels have agreed to a final budget during a second summit arranged especially to do so. we will go live to brussels for the latest in just a moment. >> that's right -- the drastically reduced seven-year budget is worth 959 billion euros and was hammered out after two days of nearly round-the- clock negotiations and is far less than the just over $1 trillion euros -- and the one trillion euros the commission chancellor angela merkel went into the talks saying she was confident the agreement would be reached. in the end, the 27 member states came up with a compromise that even british prime minister david cameron welcomed as a good deal for britain >> it is perhaps nobody's perfect budget, but there is a lot in it for everybody. obviously, you can look at the end result through many, many prisons. from the overall european perspective, i want to emphasize that the budget is future- oriented. it is realistic. it is driven by pressing concerns. >> the total budget ceiling over the next seven years has been tapped at about 960 billion euros. it is the first-ever net re
Feb 5, 2013 6:30pm PST
coming up in the next half-hour -- a meeting in brussels debates the future of mali. >> britain's parliament votes on a same-sex marriage fell in a debate which threatens to split the conservative party. >> and the dangers of cyber- bullying. how one group is trying to teach young people to avoid becoming a victim of bullying online. we begin this program in mali where secular toric forces -- tuareg forces say they have taken hold of the last segment held by rebel forces. >> those mnla fighters told reporters that islamists had abandoned the area. the rebel group began a separatist insurgency in the north of mali last year. it was later hijacked by al qaeda-linked islamists. >> we are joined live from mali by our correspondent. could we say this is the end of the islamic threat or the beginning of a protracted guerrilla war? >> it is difficult to say because although the french, malian an dnow tuareg soldiers have taken population centers, aide from the few militants that have been captured, the majority have just disappeared into a large desert area in the north. >> you are sayin
Feb 19, 2013 2:30pm PST
european union trading mission was formally approved by eu foreign ministers in brussels -- european union training mission was formally approved. >> citizens are worried involvement could be a long, drawn-out affair like in afghanistan. the point has to be approved by the bundestag later this week. >> french and malian forces engaged in a gunbattle. under a new proposal, german troops would not join them on the front line, but they would provide more logistical support, like using airbus jets to refuel french warplanes mid-air. an additional 150 troops will be needed for this task. several military planes are already being used to transport soldiers. >> we europeans have a strong interest in making sure that a safe haven for global terrorism is not allowed to develop on our doorstep. >> the german cabinet also wants to help train and assess the performance of the malian army. german soldiers will work together with units from other eu countries. >> the army needs to be trained from scratch so they can take over security themselves. we hope this is feasible, but it is a difficult and
Feb 1, 2013 4:30am PST
>> hello in a very warm welcome to "european journal" coming to you from dw studios in brussels. here's what's coming up in the next half-hour -- the netherlands -- why a town is creating an island. italy -- why small businesses are protesting against tax collectors. and luxembourg -- why illegal immigrants there want to get registered. children are typically raised by tibia will parents, but does it matter if they are a mother and father, or can two fathers or two mothers do just as well -- children are typically raised by two parents. single-sex families are a controversial issue in europe. the number of so-called rainbow families are on the rise, but their legal status varies from country to country. in germany, gay and lesbian couples cannot jointly adopt a child or a baby. they can only adopt as individuals. in france, when the government announced its intention to give homosexual couples equal adoption rights, large crowds took to the streets in protest. >> for these two little boys, having two mothers is nothing unusual. their parents are a lesbian couple. beatrice, seen
Feb 13, 2013 10:30pm GMT
in the long run. in the long run. arejoined by the nfu president, peter kendall from brussels. peter kendall from brussels. where the blame lies in this, has there been a structural breakdown? there been a structural breakdown? i thought the interview with the romanian premier was spot on. romanian premier was spot on. of the british government was to blame the romanians. blame the romanians. and the romanians, if you notice, all along have said, hold on. all along have said, hold on. think, is this is a systemic failure. failure. contracts and specifications, have been busted apart. been busted apart. you can't say that's a bad apple. that's a bad apple. you can't say that is a rogue romanian. that is a rogue romanian. said the eu regulatory regime is one of the safest in the world? one of the safest in the world? this isn't about safety, this is about trust. so far it is not about safety. safety. consumer get what she or he expects to get? to get? demanded", that ain't what people have got with horse burgers. have got with horse burgers. more if the eu's plans for more ran d
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am EST
heists in recent history. it happened in brussels at the brussels international airport just before 8:00 monday night and went down so fast police are investigating whether the thieves had inside information. kelly cobiella has the story. >> reporter: police at brussels international airport didn't see the heist coming our going. it took less than five minutes. eight masked men made a hole in a perimeter fence. they ordered the crew to open the cargo door, grabbed 120 packages, then sped back the way they came. the take, diamonds worth at least $50 million. caroline dewolf of the diamond center. >> yesterday was a complete shock for us. it's unbelievable and we don't know what happened. >> reporter: they were armed with machine guns and fitted their vehicles with flashing blue lines. they believe this charred van abandoned near the airport was used iffer the robbery. they're now looking for a black audi and eight suspects with boxes of diamonds to sell. kelly with cbs news, london. >>> we have a heart. warming reunion. 2-year-old victoria was reunited with her dog charlie six months afte
Feb 8, 2013 5:30am PST
am in brussels. after talks lasting through the night, we now have a draft proposal for the eu budget. many more hours ahead before a deal is finally done. >> nasa's curiosity rover gets down to work on the red planet. thousands of tunisians are gathering in their capital for the from -- funeral of a prominent opposition leader. shape -- shokri belaid was shot in front of his home. he was one of the government's fiercest critics. some are putting the blame on the ruling party. hashemi behar a -- hashem able horror -- haitian -- hashem ahelbarra is live with more. >> there are protests across the country and symbolic ceremonies paying tribute to the opposition leader. we are expecting the funeral to start anytime soon. the procession will be in the capital where he will be laid to rest. people are concerned about potential clashes with supporters of the government and supporters of the opposition. they have beefed up the present of security forces to try to prevent any such deterioration of the situation. >> where does all of this leave the political stalemate at the moment, hashem? >>
Feb 22, 2013 2:30pm PST
brussels. he said this inevitably engendered notions like fear and dismay and the solution until frustration -- and frustration, so the real question was how to overcome this kind of emotions. as a former east german dissident, he said there is only one way to overcome those kinds of emotions and that is for people to get involved, to overcome indifference and complacency. on an economic front, it was interesting -- he admitted that germany has profited more than any other european country in the last 10 years of. he said other countries have been complaining about that i am quite an angry shape or form. he said the only question was not a german europe but a europeanized germany. people had high hopes that it would sort of reinvigorate the european mission. gauck has considerable rhetorical capabilities, but it was not a great speech, it was a good speech. it was dutiful. there were fireworks. i do not think he captured anyone's imagination today. >> the speech came just as the european union announced its growth forecast for the eurozone. the latest figures make for fairly grim
Feb 8, 2013 4:00am EST
deal in brussels which could see the region's spending reduced for the first time. >>> chinese trade going gang bust ner january while inflationary pressures ease off thanks in part to the lunar new year effect. >>> this company must not disappear. that's the french government. it says it may invest in peugeot. >> and the yen says the currency has weakened too much. >>> welcome to the final program of the week. i'm pleased we've got to this day. >> we've had a lot of time together this week. i have. and that's not why i'm pleased we got to this day. >> yeah, yeah. >> strong numbers out of china. >> that's right. we saw a big improvement there. but i have to say frankly, most people's attention whether it's here or on the other side of the pond is the snowstorm. it seems like winds, 50 miles per hour. blizzard conditions in the u.s. we know when there's a storm like that headed for the biggest media market frankly in the world, it's probably all you're going to hear about for a while. >> that doesn't mean there aren't other things, too the. >> that's true, in other parts of the world.
Feb 23, 2013 3:00am PST
ahead. it's a really big show. >>> but we need to start in brussels, where today the war in afghanistan started to end, or these where the constituent countries of nato started the make their commitments today for how much they would commit to that country as our war there starts to end. the headline news out of brussels today was a very terse statement from the pentagon spokesman. it was kind of strange. he was essentially clarifying, hey, whatever you heard from the germans earlier today, that was not true. this is the statement. "the reports that the u.s. told allies that we are considering 8,000 to 12,000 u.s. troops after 2014 are not correct. a range of 8,000 to 12,000 troops was discussed, but it was discussed as the possible size of the overall nato mission, not the u.s. contribution." ah, important clarification. so the defense minister from germany had apparently told reporters that 8 to 12,000 troops was how many troops america was going to keep in afghanistan. everybody thought that was very big news since that's not what we heard hear at home at all. maybe that is how the g
Feb 22, 2013 4:30am PST
>> hello and a very warm welcome to brussels. welcome to "european journal." good to have you with us. here's a look at what is coming up today -- italy. a trip to a prison island. russia -- the desperate life of many orphans. france -- how architects want to improve life in the suburbs. first, to turkey and its relationship with religious minorities. some are officially recognized in turkey. jews, a greek orthodox, and armenian christians. the turkish government has made concessions to christian minorities, such as returning property confiscated a long time ago. churches, for example. that has given armenians in turkey in fresh confidence boost, but their situation remains difficult. ankara still refuses to recognize the genocide of armenians under ottoman rule 100 years ago. officially, there are some 60,000 armenians in turkey, but the numbers could be rising. in some parts of turkey, descendants of armenians are now rediscovering their identity. >> home to a population of more than 1 million, the city is situated on the turkey -- turkish/i iraqi border. it is the unofficial cap
Feb 18, 2013 2:30pm PST
correspondent in brussels. we asked her if the eu is prepared to back the call for war crimes. >> the problem there is the u.n. security council would have to refer the case to the courts and the eu has failed in its attempts to get russia, a permanent member of the u.n. security council, to put pressure on their ally, syria. they say they welcome any attempts from any side to end the conflict and end the violence happening. they have always said that they were concerned about crimes committed against humanity and they have always stressed that they will do everything that they can to support moves to end the conflict in syria. >> we will have more in a moment, but staying in brussels , they have agreed to renew an arms embargo against syria. britain wanted to allow the nation's two armed forces, but many say neither side should be armed with weapons from europe. sanctions are also amended to provide greater humanitarian and technical assistance and protection of civilians. let us turn now to nina to ask for more about the foreign minister's reasoning for renewing the arms embargo on
Feb 19, 2013 5:30pm EST
worth more than $50 million were stolen from a plane as a prepared to leave brussels. they forced their way through pratt -- a perimeter fence and held a van. the passengers were oblivious. the tarmac is supposed to be one of the most secure investments. the gang pulled off one of the biggest diamond heist in history. this was a very quick hit and run very well organized. there had to be no shooting and there were no injuries. >> the diamonds would -- came from me warehouse at the edge of the airfield. two bagels, one disguised as a police van, crashed through the perimeter of the faence. the men knew which packages it wanted and were escaping the way they had come in with 30 million pounds worth of rough diamonds. police later found a bird out van close to the airport where the trail goes cold. not far from brussels is and where -- antwerp. they process time and tear. they go to extraordinary lengths to keep them safe. >> we have high amount of security. things like that can happen -- it is simply unacceptable. >> of firs -- this is a embarrao the industry's highly polished image. 10 y
Feb 21, 2013 2:30pm PST
parliament the proposals agreed in brussels earlier this month were the best way to ensure economic stability in europe. >> the budget includes some spending cuts for the first time. critics say it does not focus enough on boosting jobs and growth. >> angela merkel says all eu member states must cut costs. two weeks ago, the chancellor and british prime minister david cameron went out in brussels securing an eu budget cut of around 3%. now merkel has defended that decision. she says the crisis means everyone has to save. >> i will say it quite plainly -- it would have been hard to explain to people in europe, both to the states hit by the crisis and those bearing the bulk of the burden of solidarity why everyone in europe has to say except for europe itself. >> but the opposition disagrees. social democrats' candidate for chancellor peer steinbrueck says merkel advocates too much austerity and too little investment. he also accused merkel of making common cause with europe's foes. >> you've made an unholy alliance with no sense of perspective. and with a leader david cameron who may
Feb 26, 2013 2:30pm PST
on the path to economic reform. our brussels correspondent summed up some of the reaction. >> the commission faced more than half an hour of intense questioning from journalists today. obviously, this is a matter for italian authorities, as the commission keeps saying, but it could not resist saying we need jobs and growth, we need the austerity package. the 15 months mario monti was in charge was enough to instigate a package that was not delivered. the commission also saying quite clearly they have full confidence in the italian authorities to deliver a workable government. italy remains, of course, a major founding member state, and we have every hope that they will conquer, but behind the rhetoric, clear dismay. this vote was a thumbs down for the austerity, and there is genuine concern in brussels about the implications for markets, for the knock on effect, for other countries facing economic instability. >> the in decision in italy sent european stocks lower. our correspondence sent us this report from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> a lot of tension with traders in the fra
Feb 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
outlining doping across sports. the battle of the budget in brussels in shaping up to be very much a north/south confrontation with europe's rich northern countries calling for a further deep spending cuts. >> but in the south, countries like greece and spain say four years of austerity are enough. they are calling for spending to be eased to spur growth and create jobs. >> after it failed budget summit in november, stakes are high this time around for some kind of deal. >> british prime minister david cameron wants the eu to mend what he sees as its wasteful ways. he made his point by arriving on foot, not in a chauffeur-driven limousine. he went into the talks in a bullish mood. >> the numbers that were put forward were much too high. they need to come down, and if they do not, a to be a done deal. >> that puts him on a collision course with many other eu leaders who argue the block needs a $1 trillion budget to fight unemployment, fund education and training and invest in the future. >> i of europe goes for compromise at any cost and puts common policies, agriculture, and growth a
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
paralympics. >>> armed robbers have stolen an estimated $50 million worth of diamonds in a raid at brussels airport. brussels police say the gems were being loaded on a plane on monday night for transport to switzerland. the police say two cars drove up to the plane. eight masked men wearing police uniforms jumped out. the men threatened airport workers with machine guns. they took away about 120 cases of rough and cut diamonds. >> the operation at the airport has taken exactly three minutes. so this was a very quick hit and run, very well organized. there has been no shooting. there were no injuries. >> a burnt-out vehicle was later found near the airport. an official of an international diamond organization says it's disturbing the robbers were able to breach airport security so easily. >>> the japanese are desperate to reclaim their title as a competitive exporter nation. but the numbers keep showing that we have a long way to go. ai uchida is here from the business desk. tell us about that. >> right, catherine. in 2012 japan logged the biggest yearly trade deficit. and already this earl
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am EST
in southern and eastern europe who are the main beneficiaries. here's the latest from brussels. >> there are winners and losers when you look at the kind of heading of the expenditure that's being agreed. , so for example, many of the newer countries in eastern europe wants funds to help improve infrastructure, their transport, their broad wand band. that's going take quite a big hit if what was discussed overnight is finally signed off and some of them are uncomfortable with it. david cameron, british prime minister, along with others, have called for big cuts to the brussels bureaucracy, but he's getting less there than he wished, so there's some debate there. there's also likely to be a snide over what happens if there's an underspend in the e.u. budget. does the money come back to the nation state as some would like, or does it stay away? the deal isn't yet done. >> let's go from the macro right down to the micro. do you know what your child is doing online? children as young as 11 are writing malicious computer codes with the intention of stealing information, according to
Feb 14, 2013 1:00pm PST
meeting next week of nato military personnel in brussels and the united states -- in relation to afghanistan, and the united states is now more likely to be sending a man who actually has said farewell to the defense department and wants to go to his farm and retire. it will have to do that rather than send the man the president has nominated. what does this say about this country in relation to what is an ongoing war in afghanistan. >> well, there are an awful lot of important issue that is relate to the pentagon and to the u.s. military that will just be held in abians -- >> what do you think the british military and the french think when leon panetta turns up? >> well, they like leon panetta but what they will think is what they have been thinking for the last 2 1/2 years, is that the republican party in the united states has gone off the rails and is obstructing the normal order of business of the world's only super power, and this is the first time, martin, in the history of the defense department going back to the 1940s that there's been a filibuster of a nominee to head th
Feb 20, 2013 1:00am PST
the cargo hold of a plane in brussels belgium. there was choreography and precision to the theft which unfolded at lightning speed. the whole operation took only a few short minutes. the thieves were described as professionals by one official, and are most likely linked to organized crime. dan rivers tonight on what went down. >> reporter: it required chutzpah, inside knowledge and some very fast driving. one of the biggest gem heists ever, and the question is, who did it? who would dare to steal $50 million worth of diamonds from a supposedly supersecure european airport? it all sounds like the plot of a hollywood blockbuster. a rather unbelievable one. the sheer audacity of this heist is breathtaking. they simply drove into brussels international airport, flashed their guns and drove off with tens of millions of dollars worth of diamonds, and all without a shot being fired. at 7:47 local time monday night, the gang cut through a perimeter fence near a building site and drove parallel to the busy runway in two cars. they knew where to go, stopping a swiss airliner holding three
Feb 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
diamonds were swiped as they were being loaded on to a plane in brussels. kelly cobiella picks up the story. >> reporter: police at brussels international airport didn't see the robbers coming or going. the heist took less than five minutes. eight armed men dressed as police cut a hole in a perimeter fence and drove two vehicles straight on to the runway where a plane was ready for take-off. robbers ordered the crew to open the cargo door, grabbed 120 packages and then sped back the way they came. the take? diamonds worth at least $50 million. >> yesterday was a complete shock for us. i mean i think it's unbelievable. we don't really understand what happened. >> reporter: investigators say this gang were armed with machine guns and suited their vehicles with flashing blue lights. they believe this charred van abandoned near the airport was used in the robbery. they're now looking for a black audi and eight suspects with boxes of diamonds to sell. kelly cobiella, cbs news, london. >> pelley: the other news in london today was a public appearance by the duchess of cambridge. one of her
Feb 19, 2013 5:00am EST
out of a movie. are talking a bounce a jewel heist that took place at brussels international airport. let's get to jummy olabanji >> . it's like something out of a hollywood blockbuster. police in brussels are looking for eight men who drove onto the tarmac at the international airport and stole $50 million worth of diamonds. we have a picture from the scene. they say that the men were armed and wearing masks when they made a hole into the perimeter of the fence, drove up to the passenger plane that was getting too rready to leave, stole the precious diamonds, then got back in the car and drove off in the darkness. police found a burned out van close to the airport. they're searching for clues and will have a news conference in a couple minutes. we will listen to that end bring you any new details. back to you. >> thank you. several members of congress are in cuba now to push for the release of a rockville man held in a cuban jail. the delegation which includes maryland congressman chris van hollen is trying to secure the release of alan gross, serving a 15-year sentence after being
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